September 22, 2017
The Syrian Coalition mourns the death of veteran Syrian dissident and activist Orouba Barakat and her daughter, journalist Hala Barakat who were found murdered in their house in Istanbul on Thursday.
The hand of terrorism and tyranny is the prime suspect in this heinous crime. The Coalition is absolutely confident that investigations being conducted by the Turkish authorities will reveal the details of the crime.
Orouba Barakat was known for her principled positions and active participation in the Syrian revolution and her firm support and commitment to its principles and aspirations. Barakat’s contributions will have a lasting impact long after her departure. Her daughter Hala played an important role in supporting the revolution and exposing the crimes of the Assad regime through her work as a journalist.
The Coalition extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Barakt as it stresses that the Syrian people will remain forever true to the message left by our fallen heroes and that the revolution will emerge victorious no matter what the odds.